Olivier Filippi’s nursery “Plants for dry gardens” is situated south-west of Montpellier, overlooking oyster beds along the Mediterranean sea. Every plant that grows in his garden and that he produces in his nursery can cope with prolonged, intensive periods of heat and intensive sunshine. He has had to learn which plants to choose, how to prepare the area of planting, how to plant and then care for the plants so that they can thrive over many years.
In this classic manual Filippi shares his valuable experience on how to garden in a dry climate. This book explains how plants have adapted themselves to deal with long periods of drought, which characteristics to look out for. It also tells you how to improve the soil and how to plant, so that the plants have the best chance of survival.
“The French dry gardening guru” Stephanie Mahon, Gardens Illustrated